Out actor Wentworth Miller has shared
his autism diagnosis.
Miller, who is best known for playing
Michael Scofield on Fox's Prison Break and Assistant District
Attorney Isaiah Holmes on NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims
Unit, came out gay in 2013.
Miller says playing straight roles “feels like a dead end.”)
Miller shared his diagnosis in a
lengthy Instagram post.
“Like everyone, life in quarantine
took things from me,” Miller, 49, wrote. “But in the
quiet/isolation, I found unexpected gifts.”
“This fall marks 1 year since I
received my informal autism diagnosis. Preceded by a self-diagnosis.
Followed by a formal diagnosis.”
Miller said that the diagnosis was a
“shock” but “not a surprise,” adding that “this isn't
something I'd change.”
Being autistic “is central to who I
am. To everything I've achieved/articulated.”
He signed off by thanking his
“Oh - I also want to say to the many
(many) people who consciously or unconsciously gave me that extra bit
of grace + space over the years, allowed me to move thru the world in
a way that made sense to me whether or not it made sense to them...
thank you,” Miller said.
"And to those who made a different
choice... well. People will reveal themselves."
“Another gift,” he concluded.